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College financial funding

September 28th, 2017

Education should be the equal rights to every student, but the reality does not achieve this objective turning to the opposite side in which student cannot go to a college because of financial problems. To pursue the equality, governments should implement a series of policies and methods to combat this phenomenon. Although such policies may cause over competition in a certain extent, I believe it can bring us more technical talents and thus much development of the whole country.

Serious movies

September 20th, 2017

People differ in attitude towards various movies, some like comedy and other relaxing movie, however, others like serious movies which disclose the other side of our society. These movies are all necessary and serve different functions in film industry, but in my part, I prefer serious movies which makes me think. First, most of serious movies have a burdensome theme and contain some harsh reality in our society. The content is of vital importance in these movies. The life philosophy in movies helps me shape my attitude toward this world and forge a comprehensive and positive world view. For example, Dunkirk is a film which describes the scene of troop escaping from warfare to home. In this film, a lot of warriors died in various ways. Through these deaths, I realized that life is so vulnerable and precious that we need to protect it from being destroyed. Second, these movies make me calm in a certain period of time and in this period of time I have learned critical thinking. The directors always put their understanding of reality in their movies. But everything has two sides so that we may think differently from the director. At this time, what we need to do is to distinguish truth and mendacity in our own eyes and do not be distracted by others' words. Only in this way, can I find a path to truth of an event. Third, because serious movies always focus attention on special areas that normal people can hardly notice, it is a good method for us to broaden our horizon and see something invisible in normal life. For instance, sometimes serious movies will release the dark side of our society which may be buried by powerful but unjust people. Some brave and ambitious directors will discover the truth and show it to all people. To sum up, serious movies are more thoughtful than other type of movies. They focus on injustice and dark truth from distinct aspects. The deep thought in these movies is what we need to learn and contemplate ourselves.

Daily homework is necessary

September 14th, 2017

Some people might think daily homework will take a major toll on students' childhood. Others think daily homework is necessary for comprehending knowledge learned on class. As an effective tool of studying, daily homework is indispensible for students to get a good grade and live a meaningful school life, in my mind.

Parents are not always best teacher

September 9th, 2017

Obviously, in most cases the earliest teachers people have are their parents, and parents are generally most concerned about the development of their children. However, it is not completely true to say that parents are the best teachers.   First of all, not all parents are good teachers. As normal individuals, some parents more or less have some bad habits. Even though parents almost instinctively devote themselves to cultivating their offspring, the outcome might turn out to be disappointment, for all children tend to unconsciously or subconsciously copy everything including bad ones from their parents. Another deficiency of parents as teachers is the fact that most parents are lack of common senses of education. All too often we observe some parents tend to pursue their cherished but failed dream by forcing their children to develop in a prearranged direction. Ironically, when their children do not follow the instructions, the children will be regarded as disobedient or allegedly rebellious. In fact, it is parents rather than their children that virtually disobey common senses   Moreover, some parents are qualified as good teachers, but not all of them are the best ones. When children are in the preliminary school, it is not surprising that parents are perhaps capable of teaching their children almost every subject even better than professional teachers in the school. But the situation will not last long. We live in a world where knowledge is accumulated by multiplying and at the same time becomes more and more specialized. Therefore, to be a professional in a certain field today takes much longer time than has ever been before. No parent is able to be professional in all fields, though they might be experts in one or more fields. Wise parents often release rather than charge their children as early as possible. They are aware of the possibility outside the family.   Parents may, nevertheless, help their children much more than do good teachers. Most parts of children education are virtually beyond teachers' reaches. It is parents that supplement. Psychology studies have shown us that parents' love sometimes has astonishingly magic power to their children. Albeit Einstein's mother and that of Forest Gump are both good examples. On the other hand, parents might do their children harm more than do bad teachers as well. The natures of those children whose parents have divorced are often severely distorted.   In a word, it is rather superficial to simply say that parents are the best teachers.

Why people attend universities or colleges

September 9th, 2017

A trend that has existed for many years is that increasing number of young people wish to attend college or universities. This is ass true in China as it is in the United States. Surprisingly, however, an increasing number of older people in the U.S. are returning back to school, to continue their education.The reasons for these two trends are several, including wanting to find new experience, career preparation and obtaining increased knowledge. Let's look more closely at the two main reasons. It has long been an accepted fact that a college or university degree is a pre-requisite for a promising career, or for finding a good job. Having a career implies a progression in one's work life, whereby one can progress into increasingly responsible positions with commensurate increase in pay. In our highly competitive society, whether one is in China or the U.S., it can be said that it is impossible for a person to find a good job with promising future without at least a college degree. Even this is not always enough, and increasingly more and more young people are continuing on for their graduate degree. The reasons why many older people in the U.S. are returning back to school to continue their education, even though they are already have college or university degree, are several. One reason is to remain competitive in the workplace. Often they are holding a full-time job and feel the need to attend night school to get master's degree, be it an MBA or a Master's degree in computer science. Another reason is simply for their own gratification and enjoyment, to increase their knowledge in variety of fields they never have the time or chance to study in college. In conclusion, the reasons why people attend college and university are many and varied, but the main reason for young people is to better prepare themselves for a promising career and to get a good job. For older people who goes back to college, it is both to remain competitive in the workplace as well as satisfy their desire to learn something new and gain new knowledge.

Why people attend universities or colleges

September 9th, 2017

In the era of advancement, the fact that people have been faced with pressure of employment and better lives requires people to spend more time and energy on studying. Attending college or university seems a more reliable way to make achievements than other choices. After graduating from high school, many young students decide to go to college to obtain more skills, higher salaries in the job market. As the economic crisis rumbles on, black clouds of uncertainty remain over the whole world. Without a specialized skill or high college degree, people face the formidable challenge to possess a creditable position. For instance, the prerequisite of application for Fortune 500 is that job applicants should be proficient in some specific skills and have requested degree, or you are not able to get this job. Before attending college, young people are more likely not to meet such requirement, which will put them into an inferior situation. Additionally, it is necessary for employees to have ability of integrating into a group to communicate, which is also important for the advancement in the whole career. There are various kinds of communities in the college, where students can choose any of them which looks inviting to take part in relative activities. In the process of different activities, students get the chance to shape their personality and find suitable ways to get along with others. As is known to us all, society experience accounts for great importance in the process of forming leadership. Finally, university is a good place to meet persons who have a common goal, since it assembles people from all over the world in a large amount. Foremost, most of them have good ability of studying, which means they are more likely to attain higher position in a company. Keeping strong relationship with them may be a potential chance to get support in the future life.

Give the same financial aid on soprts

September 9th, 2017

Classes and libraries are all major places for students to study, while sports and social activities are important for students to keep fit and make friends. These are all important and money-consuming fields which need the same financial support. Although many people think the purpose to go to universities is to study, it is undeniable that there are a lot of other things need student to focus on, such as sports and social activities. Reading books helps students build their critical thinking, whereas playing sports can strengthen students' physique and relieve their accumulated pressure. After all day studying, tired and exhausted, what students need is relaxing and playing. Classes and libraries cannot do this, rather sports can. Thus we need to invest on the sports and social activities. In contrast to traditional mind that sports do not cost a lot, today the equipment of good quality is very expensive. When asked people who constantly hit the gym, you will know that the equipment is very expansive so that the member fee is correspondingly high. And in social activities, you will also spend a lot of money. Take voluntary activities for example, though people who take part in these activities do not ask for any money, the activities aimed at help other people do charge either. The organizer of these activities need to pay the cost of renting, transportation and the like. Apart from studying, we all know social connection is of vital importance. Without proper social skills, students may encounter severe problems which have bad influence on students' future. We can always see a lonely kid staggering around in the corner of campus. More drastically, some student will be bullied in the classroom. I believe if they know some social skills and take part in social activities sometime, they will not be stuck in such a bad situation. In summary, sports and social activities are of vital importance as well as study. And they cost a lot. We should abandon our traditional opinion and put more financial aid on them.

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